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Editor's Note
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:00 am
 That Gov. Bruce Rauner has a limitless capacity for audacity is well known. Yet his Tuesday evening plea for bipartisan “unity” while he is bankrolling ads attacking Democrats for supporting
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:00 am
 With school out and summer heating up, bored kids get into trouble, sometimes with guns. After a signal from Mayor Jim Langfelder that  the way to address teen violence is with activities a
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:00 am
I’m pleased to announce that Michelle Ownbey was recently promoted to publisher of Illinois Times and Springfield Business Journal. She was associate publisher of Springfield Business Journal since
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:00 am
 If you are like me and Trump and Rauner are about to get you down, it’s time to dig in the dirt and put some seeds in the ground. “When the world wearies and ceases to satisfy, there is alwa
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:00 am
It doesn’t help much for Illinois editorialists to get angry, bang the table and shout “Unacceptable” about the Statehouse budget impasse, or “Enough,” as they did a year ago. The neutral, b
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:00 am
It was the largest commencement in University of Illinois Springfield history, with 1,270 graduates walking across the stage. Their poetic names – Indian, African, Middle Eastern, Chicagoan – refl
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00 am
 At the Better Government Association’s Monday evening forum on “The Future of News: Covering the Capitol,” more than one of the journalists and editors on the panel agreed the news busines
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:00 am
 A year ago, Mayor Jim Langfelder in his state of the city address talked about streamlining the city’s approach to requests for public records. Now, the city is saying that drafts of an enviro
Editor's Note
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 am
As the U. S. Senate heads to the White House to hear the administration’s assessment of North Korea’s nuclear capability, and as President Trump continues his threat to use preemptive military str
Editor's Note
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am
As our Chris Britt says in his inimitable way on p. 4, nobody is excited about the current crop of Democratic candidates for governor. Long gone are the days when a powerful political machine could pu

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